New app tracks portable scales and other road info

Updated Sep 21, 2016

scale-buster-appThe new app Scale Buster, which rolled out this week, claims to be “the only smartphone app to help truckers identify portable scale locations.” It’s available for iOS, Android and at Google Play.

The app aims to help drivers save time and money, by providing real time tracking of DOT inspections and portable scales, port of entry openings and closures, accidents, road closings, highway hazards and construction zones. Scale Buster also helps identify trucker-friendly rest stops, hotels and restaurants.

The app’s professional version — which costs $5.99 per month — adds Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration news, the ability to save and track favorite locations, expanded tracking, and hands-free, and audible push notifications. Portable scale stops and DOT inspections are entered by drivers, as are the sites of highway hazards.

You can download Scale Buster for the Apple iOS and at Google Play